Features

Rochelle Potkar

Mic Check

Seven budding storytellers from Mumbai speak to us about what they love most about performing their stories in front of an audience.

Sarita Vellani: Toto Funds the Arts

Kickstarting the Arts

In conversation with Sarita Vellani about Toto Funds the Arts, a unique initiative that seeks to reward the potential in young artists across the country.

Cocktail: Deepika Padukone

Bollywood’s Bad Girl Problem

In Bollywood, bad girls may have started to have their share of fun, but it’s still the good girls who get rewarded.

Learning to drive

I Drive

I am learning to drive. I am grasping terror in my hands and tossing it aside.

Kulture Shop

Dial ‘K’ for Kulture

Kulture Shop is a new Mumbai-based initiative that aims to change the way people look at art and design in modern India.

Biodiesel

Gasoline Will Be Free

Political will is one thing, social will another, but economics is what really drives the system, isn’t it?

Swadeshi

Swabhimaan Gone Wrong

There is a need to reclaim notions like Swadeshi and Swabhimaan from jingoists and rid them of their unnecessary historical baggage.

The noble lungi

The Case for the Lungi (and Against Pants)

Nothing epitomises ‘casual’ more than a free-flowing lungi.

Illustration by Nirupa Roy

Sex, Stories, and Power Trips

We are being told a story; one that elevates downright misogyny to the revered status of Indian Culture.

Man of Steel

A God to Them

In Man of Steel, by shifting the focus to the essential human conflicts faced by Superman, Zack Snyder automatically draws viewers closer to the superhero.

Shrunken Heads

The Tourism of Grief

Dark tourism—travelling to places associated with death, pain, and suffering—is the dirty little secret of the tourism industry.

Kama Sutra

Kama Sutra Lost

My mom has thrown away my Kama Sutra book. At least that is what I think happened to it.